Jason Fowler (footballer)

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Jason Fowler
Personal information
Full name Jason Kenneth George Fowler
Date of birth (1974-08-20) 20 August 1974 (age 43)
Place of birth Bristol, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cardiff City (Youth Coach)
Youth career
Bristol City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1992–1996 Bristol City 25 (0)
1996–2001 Cardiff City 144 (15)
2001–2005 Torquay United 97 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jason Kenneth George Fowler (born 20 August 1974) is an English former professional footballer.

Career[edit]

Having featured for both Southampton and Oxford United as a schoolboy, Fowler signed for his hometown club Bristol City at the age of 16,[1] making his debut during a 2–1 defeat to Reggiana in the Anglo-Italian Cup on 8 December 1992.[2] However, he struggled to establish himself in the first team and was eventually released in 1996.

He was signed by Cardiff City and quickly became a regular in the squad, helping the side to promotion from Division Three in the 1998–99 season. He was diagnosed with an over-active thyroid during the 2000–01 season and struggled to keep his place in the squad due to the illness.[3] He left Cardiff in 2001 for a fresh start at Torquay United where he spent four years before being forced into retirement in 2005 due the discovery of Arthritis in his hips.[1][4] In May 2011, Fowler was linked with the managerial vacancy at Weymouth.

Post-retirement[edit]

In September 2006, Fowler began working as an assistant coach with the Cardiff City F.C. Academy under 16's team, along with James McCarthy.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Academy job for ex-Bluebirds midfielder". South Wales Echo. 2007-01-20. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Anglo-Italian Cup 1992/93". rsssf.com. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  3. ^ Hayes, Dean (2006). The Who's Who of Cardiff City. Derby: Breedon Books. p. 68. ISBN 1-85983-462-0. 
  4. ^ "'No regrets' from ex-Torquay star". BBC Sport. 2005-01-27. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 

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